Friday, 15 February 2013

Life is wonderful card

I've been out of the loop for a few days with a bad shoulder, but hopefully will be back to full capacity very soon.

I'm all excited too because Hels Sheridan is coming up to the North East in July and I've booked classes. The classes are only 2 minutes away too, bonus! I could even have a gin and craft if I wanted to! lol.....but I won't do that, I'll be good and have wine instead! I'm looking forward to it so much.

Oh I'm also very excited to share with you some fabulous new stamps from Creative Expressions, its the new Art Houses stamp set by Sam Poole. Oh I love em! I've made a grungy painty card below, and used some Shrink Plastic on the sentiment too.

I stamped a 5"x 5" card blank with a text stamp in different shades of brown and a blue Distress inks (DI). I distressed the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs DI.  Then I coloured the house with Promarkers and layered up the roof and the heart....(I'm not saying decoupage, you can't make me!).


I love how the Shrink Plastic works so well on this sentiment! 
I backed it with a little piece of card that I had distressed around the edges with Festive Berries DI.
I edged the top with some white paint too.


I used Tim Holtz Grunge Board elements around the card, using flourishes, the crown, the keys, the wings and the keyhole. I painted them brown (wings cream), then added a little bit of red and finished them off with a little bit of white paint brushed over the top.

 

Love those Grunge Board keys


Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for some really exciting news I can't wait to share with you.
Involving new stamps from PaperArtsy
I've been having a play and I'll be revealing all the new designs and 4 projects I've made with them.

Have a great weekend.
Michelle xx

19 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love those grunge board keys too. Great design and background Michelle. Love the dimension too. Tracy x

Jacqueline said...

Great card Michelle,love the background you have created,and the shrink plastic sentiment looks really effective,great techniques used.Have a good weekend Jacqueline.S

Ria Gall said...

A really lovely grunged and distressed card, you have made great use of the stamps giving you a fantastic layered card
Ria

Amanda said...

Great card, love the vintageness (if that's a word, lol) I have just ordered them and can't wait to play!
Love
Amanda x

Karin said...

great creation, love it! have a nice weekend!

Helen said...

This is lovely!! Sorry you've not been well, wondered where you'd been on twitter!! MORE new stamps???? My poor wallet....

Gillian .... said...

Sending hugs, missed not seeing you about. Love this painty Art House make, aren't they just such cool stamps. Can't wait to see your fab projects tomorrow:) xx

Helen said...

Great card Michelle, so many different elements that the eye is drawn to!

butterfly said...

Another fantastic make, Michelle - I've so loved seeing these houses in the hands of some of my favourite artists... Do hope your shoulder trouble clears up soon!
Alison x

Nan G said...

Fab card! Love those keys and 'layered' house is pretty cool, too!

Evil Edna said...

just fabulous!really the sentiment.ee

Redanne said...

Sam's new stamps are gorgeous and you have done an amazing job with them on this card. Hope the shoulder eases soon! Hugs, Anne x

Kezzy said...

WOW amazing, I really love the beiges and rust with the pinky red, stunning. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Lisa Purcell said...

I love what you did with these stamps!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how artsy this is and LOVE the shrink wrap sentiment!

Sandy said...

Life is wonderful - well once in a while we have to pick a few weeds but it is especially wonderful following you!! Great creativity!!
sandy

Barb King said...

I love all the details on this!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the shrink plastic sentiment! A great make, the wings look cool too! Trace. X

Helen said...

Hope the shoulder improves!

I love this, the shrink sentiment is a great idea - no idea why I've never thought of this (though have a bit of a love/hate thing with shrink!!) and the house is just wonderful. Can't wait to see what you produce with your Paperartsy hat on!!

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